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The Waldo Canyon Fire rages near Colorado Springs

National Fire Preparedness Level Increased as Fires Rage in the West

As fires continue to rage in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, and other western states, the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho yesterday raised the  national fire preparedness level to “4” on a scale of 1 to 5. The heightened level indicates increased strain on federal resources battling the fires throughout the Rocky Mountain region and west. President Obama visited the beleaguered city of Colorado…

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